Do You Trust Me - Workshop


Date: Sunday 10 Apr, 2016 - Tuesday 12 Apr, 2016
Time: 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Venue: Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates


Do You Trust Me

Maraya Art Centre and Goethe-Institut invite to a public talk with German photography and media experts. “Do You Trust Me” questions the credibility and rendition of reality in photography both in journalism as well as in art. In addition, a  three-day workshop with photographers from UAE, Gulf countries and from the MENA region will research editing and manipulation in photography in practice. 


Workshop Presentation with Jule Hillgärtner

10 – 12 April 2016 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

In times of social media and fast moving news, photographs and short videos are circulating in an uncontrollable speed. This development challenges and changes traditional journalism as well as the traditional understanding of art. Today the beholder of a picture has to ask more and more if one can trust what one sees. This leads to the workshop title ‘Do You Trust Me’, asked from the perspective of the picture to any beholder.The Goethe-Institut encourages with ‘Do You Trust Me’ an important intercultural exchange in order to enhance the mutual appreciation which reaches beyond the topic of the manipulation of images, the usage of effigies and the usage of images in art, in advertisement, in daily life and in social media. During the 3 day workshop Dr. Jule Hillgärtner will work with the participants on their photographs; they will be sensitized to consciously “manipulate” the original photo to convey a particular message. The workshop includes theoretical units as well as practical work.


Admission is free but registration is required. Please contact